Blog Posts – APR thru JUN 2016

Blog Posts – APR thru JUN 2016 – To make it easier to catch up and read my posts from day one, I’ve put together 3-month Directories. Reading my posts in the order as written will help put my writing and my progress into perspective. I hope you find this Directory helpful and thank you for following my blog.

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Facing MY FAT,

Vickie

To see – JAN thru MAR 2016 Posts

APRIL 2016 Posts (below)

Days 66 – 68 – Harmful Secret Ingredients – Weekend, April 1-3, 2016 – My topic this weekend is the result of going to KFC, Kentucky Fried Chicken for dinner…

Day 69 – Monday WEIGH IN – April 4, 2016 – I woke up this morning, got on the scale and after seeing my weight, I felt sick. So, I decided to take a sick day today…

Day 70 – Fruit Facts vs Weight Loss – Tuesday, April 5, 2016 – I have been consuming more fruit lately which is actually surprising considering that fruit normally isn’t sweet enough for me…

Day 71 – Winner Winner Chicken Dinner – Wednesday, April 6, 2016 – Disregarding my KFC Chicken Dinner last weekend, my chicken of choice is actually a rotisserie chicken from Sam’s Club…

Day 72 – Headlines Promise Quick Fixes – Thursday, April 7, 2016 – If you have ever waited in the checkout line at a store, no doubt you have scanned the magazine headlines…

Day 73 – 75 Identifying Weak Links in Losing Weight – WEEKEND, April 8-10, 2016 – If you have tried to lose weight, you have probably experienced weak links in your efforts and consistency to do so…

Day 76 – Monday WEIGH IN – April 11, 2016 – Yes, I did take a sick day last Monday and declined posting my weight. Sometimes it is hard to face my weight especially when it is up from the prior Monday…

Day 77 – Fiber is My Friend – April 12, 2016 – Fiber is one of those friends that can be a love-hate relationship. Although it may offer many benefits when it comes to weight loss, it can take some getting used too.

Day 78 – I want my Small Boobies Back – April 13, 2016 – I know. What am I thinking…writing about my boobies? Well, it is true. When I had small boobies, I was small all over…

Day 79 – Unfiltered Friendships – April 14, 2016 – To me there is nothing better than friends with whom you can be yourself and vice versa. If we are lucky, we have a few people in our lives with whom we can talk…

Day 80 – 82 – The GHEE Club – WEEKEND April 15-17, 2016 – Yes, I have joined The Ghee Club. Not Glee but Ghee. I just discovered Ghee a week ago and I made some this week.

Day 83 – WEIGH IN is MOVING – April 18, 2016 – Not only am I getting ready to move sometime this next year, I have decided to move my weigh-in day from Monday to Thursday. It was actually my…

Day 84 – Your WEIGHT Your RULES – April 19, 2016 – The USPS Postal Service inspired me to write this blog post. As many of you know…

Day 85 – Better LATE Than NEVER – Wednesday – April 20, 2016 – This is the latest time of day that I have ever started to write my blog post. It is 10:45 PM. Since I don’t have any pre-written posts waiting in the wings…

Day 86 – Thursday WEIGH IN – April 21, 2016 – I am officially on my Thursday weigh-in schedule and I think it is going to be a good change. I decided to…

Day 87 – 89 Taco Egg Breakfast for Two – WEEKEND April 22-24, 2016 – Sunday is my favorite day of the week to make breakfast. Last weekend I made Taco Shell Scrambled Eggs. I thought I would post it tonight so if you…

Day 90 – Fat Does NOT Make You Fat – April 25, 2016 – Many years ago, at least a decade now, I came across a book called, The Schwarzbein Principle, “The Truth About Losing Weight, Being Healthy and Feeling Younger”…

Day 91 – Insulin Resistance – April 26, 2016 –  To follow-up yesterday’s post, today I will share excerpts and highlights regarding insulin resistance from The Schwarzbein Principle, “The Truth About Losing Weight, Being Healthy and Feeling Younger”…

Day 92 – Degenerative Diseases – April 27, 2016 –  To follow-up the past two posts, today I will share excerpts and highlights regarding degenerative diseases from The Schwarzbein Principle, “The Truth About Losing Weight, Being Healthy and Feeling Younger”…

Day 93 – Thursday WEIGH IN – April 28, 2016 – I’m loving weighing in on Thursdays! I can enjoy my weekend and get several workouts in before it’s time to post my weekly weight. To celebrate “90” days of Facing MY FAT

Day 94-96 – My DOUBLE Life – Weekend, April 29 – May 1, 2016 – I feel like I am living a double life. One side is who I really am and the other side is based upon how little some people care to know about me…

Day 97 – ALL Carbs Convert to Sugar –  May 2, 2016 – Ever since I wrote the three posts last week for The Schwarzbein Principle, these words have been ringing in my ears, “All carbs convert to sugar.” Like a song whose words or tune you can’t get out of your head, whenever I take a bite of anything…

Day 98 – Only Change, Begets Change –  May 3, 2016 – Last week I tried out my 10-pound free weights at Jazzercise for the first time. To my dismay, our instructor announced that is was Strength 60 night. That’s 60 minutes of high intensity routines with three routines in a row using free weights. She said something like this to the class, “Ladies, sometimes you have to change your routine…

Day 99 – 15 Minutes Can Save You 150 Calories (and more) –  May 4, 2016 – This is not a headline for a magazine, nor a commercial but the claim is true. You really can save 150 calories or more in 15 minutes.

Day 100 – Thursday WEIGH IN – May 5, 2016 – I wish I had something exciting to post for Day 100, but not today and not this week. In fact, my weight was up…

Day 101-103 Get More Out of Your Snacks – WEEKEND – May 6-8, 2016 – I have always been a fan of eating snacks, especially before bedtime. I have mentioned in previous posts that when I eat a meal, I try to eat foods that will keep me full…

Day 104 – Peachy Keen – May 9, 2016 – This weekend I wrote a blog post for Get More Out of Your Snacks. One of the snacks I talked about is Peaches and Cottage Cheese. I mentioned that I usually use snack-size packs of peaches because…

Day 105 – Sugar Challenged ~ UPDATE – May 10, 2016 – I thought I would recap posts that I have written in regards to the first and foremost addiction that I faced when starting Facing MY FAT ~ sugar.

Day 106 – Mindless Eating Matters – May 11, 2016 – Losing weight has been one of the hardest challenges I have ever faced. For many years, I was able to eat whatever I wanted too without concern.

Day 107 – Thursday WEIGH IN – May 12, 2016 – deja vu, this week’s weigh-in is no different from last week’s weigh-in. I couldn’t believe it when I looked at the scale this morning. Seriously, my weight was…

Day 108-110 – Progress NOT Perfection – WEEKEND – May 13-15, 2016 – It has been said “Teach what you want to learn.” This could be said for me in writing this blog, Facing MY FAT. I research and write about…

Day 111 – Balance What You Eat Drink and Do – Monday, May 16, 2016 – This weekend, I happened upon a small sign that read, “Balance what you eat, drink and do.” The irony of this sign? It was on the…

Day 112 – When the novelty of NEW wears off – Tuesday, May 17, 2016 – I am at Day 112 of Facing MY FAT and as I looked in the mirror today I decided ~ It’s time to…

Day 113 – Improve Your Strength, Flexibility and Balance – Wednesday, May 18, 2016 – I am always looking for ways to increase my strength and balance so tonight I thought I would share a few things that I do.

Day 114 – Thursday WEIGH IN – May 19, 2016 – The good news is ~ I lost weight. The bad news is ~ it’s not very much. The frustrating part? Yesterday morning, my weight was lower than today.

Day 115-117 – A Little Poetry – WEEKEND – May 20-22, 2016 – Today’s poetry post is inspired by a book I read earlier tonight by Dr. Seuss, “Oh, the places you’ll go!”

Day 118 – BOOST the BURN – May 23, 2016 – I’ve been trying something new and I am calling it “Boost the Burn.”  What I mean by that is increasing my exercise in several different ways in an effort to boost my metabolism

Day 119-120 – WEIGHT Talk is TABOO – May 24-25, 2016 – Have you ever noticed that talking about your weight is taboo? Or should I say…

Day 121 – Thursday WEIGH IN – May 26, 2016 – Are you tired of my weigh-in days? Me too. Would you like me to write about something else ~ anything else ~ besides my weigh-in? Me too.

Day 122-124 WALK Away The WEIGHT – Weekend – May 27-29, 2016 – I believe the easiest and most low-impact way to tone up, get healthy and lose weight is by walking…

Day 125-126 – Will the REAL FOOD Please Step Forward – May 30-31, 2016 –Have you ever had an egg without salt? Tea without sugar? Corn on the cob without salted butter?

Day 127 –  Easy Summer Recipes – June 1, 2016 – I’d like to share a couple of refreshing recipes for summer. These two side dishes are extremely easy to make and very tasty. healthy and lose weight is by walking.

Day 128 – Thursday WEIGH IN – June 2, 2016 – I finally have something to celebrate today. My weight is in a new decade. At least, that is how I think of it…

Day 129-131 Weight Loss Myth – WEEKEND – June 3-5, 2016 – If you have been following my blog, you know that my weight plateaued for several weeks. I just couldn’t seem to break 161.0. I thought it was because I was building muscle…

Day 132 – FALSE Sense of THIN – June 6, 2016 – I have a wedding to go to this coming Saturday so I thought I would look for something new to wear. My goal was to wear a dress…

Day 133 – Our ENERGY Drops 3x’s a Day – June 7, 2016 – The other day I was watching the TV show, American Pickers, and I was reminded of a very old advertisement for Dr. Pepper.

Day 134 – REAL Weight vs. WATER Weight – June 8, 2016 – My weigh-in charts are a perfect example of “water weight.” My weight fluctuates daily and can be up or down…

Day 135 – Thursday WEIGH IN – Thursday – June 9, 2016 – Little by little is what I will say about my weight loss. I’m down a little more this week and…

Day 136 – 138 – Crazy about COCONUT – WEEKEND – June 10-12, 2016 – Lately I’ve been cooking with several coconut ingredients and so it seemed natural to write about coconuts this weekend.

Day 139 – More DIY Coconut Tips – Monday – June 13, 2016 – In addition to my post last night, “Crazy About Coconuts”, I’d like to share some coconut DIY tips…

Day 141 – Spices Made Easy – Wednesday – June 15, 2016 – If you are new at using spices or stuck in a rut with the same old recipes, I have some easy tips on how to spice up your meals…

Day 142 – Thursday WEIGH IN – Thursday – June 16, 2016 – Nothing to look at here. Nice day today. How are you doing? What’s new? Did it work? Did I distract you from my “weigh-in” day?

Day 143 – 145 REAL Cheese vs Cheese Food – WEEKEND – June 17-19, 2016 – Do you love cheese? I love cheese. Do you love pizza? I do. Did you know that not all cheese is real cheese?

Day 146 – What Motivates Me – Monday – June 20, 2016 – In my effort to lose weight, I try to eat health~ier and I continue to learn more about the foods I consume.

Day 147 – Herbs vs Spices – Tuesday – June 21, 2016 – Many times these two words “herb” and “spice” are used interchangeably.

Day 148 – Muscle Burns Fat – Wednesday – June 22, 2016 – Tonight at Jazzercise class my instructor, Kameren, said “Ladies, muscle burns fat.” I’ve heard this so often that I decided to check into it a little further.

Day 149 – Thursday WEIGH IN – Thursday – June 23, 2016 – Do your weeks fly by as fast as mine? I’m always surprised when it’s weigh-in day again.

Day 150-152 – The Glycemic Index – WEEKEND – June 24-26, 2016 – I’ve been reading a lot lately about the Glycemic Index (GI). The GI index is a measurement carried out on carbohydrate-containing foods and their impact on our blood sugar.

Day 153 – Counting BITES of Food – June 27, 2016 – I just discovered “Counting or Tracking” bites of food and as a result, I am so excited about writing this post…

Day 154 – Shrink STOMACH Shrink – Tuesday – June 28, 2016 – Day Two of Counting BITES of food. You could say that one of the goals in counting and eventually reducing bites of food is to reduce or “shrink” our stomachs.

Day 155 – Counting Bites vs Counting Calories – Wednesday – June 29, 2016 –Today is Day Three of my Counting BITES of food challenge and I’d like to address “bites” vs. “calories.”

Day 156 – Thursday WEIGH IN – Thursday – June 30, 2016 – I always enjoy “weigh-in” day when I have lost weight and today is one of those days. I have been losing weight for the past five months…

Day 157-160 – 7-Day Counting BITES Baseline – July 4th Weekend – June 1-4, 2016 – The weekend flew by, today is the 4th of July and I’m just getting around to writing my blog post. I promised an update for the results of my 7-day “Bites” average.